Members of the Metropolitan King County Council unveiled a plaque of Gordon Hirabayashi for refusing to comply with Executive Order 9066. On May 15, County Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski unveiled a plaque honoring Hirabayashi in the County Council’s lobby, just steps away from where Hirabayashi was imprisoned for refusing to comply with the order, […]
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Gavin Nadong, 22, a 2012 graduate from Curtis Senior High School in University Place, has been commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, and will be serving with the Army Nurse Corps. His mother shared with the Northwest Asian Weekly that her son recently graduated from San Diego State University as a distinguished military graduate with Summa […]
The Auburn City Council and Mayor Nancy Backus declared May 22, 2017 to be Never Again — Executive Order 9066 Day. On May 22, 1942, members of the Army traversed the Auburn Valley, stapling white, text filled posters on telephone poles with the message: “ …all persons of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, will […]
Bellevue police released a new age-progressed image on May 13 of Sky Metalwala, a boy who has been missing since 2011. Sky is half Indian and half Caucasian. The image depicts what Sky would look like now, as a 7-year-old. Sky has been missing since Nov. 6, 2011. His mother reported she had left him […]
By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.” Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology after reviews from her personal Yelp […]
By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed “Uncle Fat” by locals — after photos […]
By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A rap group backed by China’s government is warning South Korea in a music video that “you’re going too far” with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system, as Beijing seeks to bring its state-supported cultural forces to bear in the international dispute. A member of […]
By YURI KAGEYAMA Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan’s emperor, will marry an ocean-loving legal assistant who can ski, play the violin and cook. Japanese nuptials tend to be highly ritualized, especially for a royal family member, and the buildup to the wedding is likely to take time. A public […]
A yoga class changed Jeff Unay’s life.
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)’s continued efforts to represent a diverse array of films from multiple countries include discovering many notable films coming out of China.